What would you like to Recycle?

CD Cases

CD Cases
CD cases are a type of rigid plastic packaging, made from polystyrene, a number 6 plastic which comes in a foaming and non-foaming state. CD cases are simple for residents of the CRD to recycle—they are classified as a product stewardship material under Encorp.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Consider downloading your music instead of buying new CDs. If burning music onto CDs, use envelopes to store them rather than thick cases.

Reuse

Have a CD that doesn’t play any more? Recycle old cases by reusing them with newly burned music. Cases also make great photo frames!

Recycle

CD cases are also now accepted as part of the newly expanded Return-It Electronics product stewardship program, as long as the disk is still in them.  Go
to CDs, DVDs & Floppy Disks for more details.
Note: Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program.  If they are not, they may charge a convenience fee. 

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Emterra Environmental (commercial only)

    304 John Street
    Victoria
    250.385.4399

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Pacific Mobile Depots (PMD)

    6215 Marilyn Rd
    Sooke
    250.893.3851

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Polystyrene is made using benzene, a known human carcinogen. Benzene is released into the air if the polystyrene is burned.

    Polystyrene makes up a significant part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a slowly rotating collection of plastic in the centre of the North Pacific Ocean Gyre. There are 3.3 million pieces of plastic per square kilometer in the garbage patch. Over 8 billion kilograms of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, much of it polystyrene. These plastics don’t biodegrade, but rather break into increasingly smaller pieces, which can cause harm or death to sea birds, fish, turtles and other marine life.

    Using as little polystyrene as possible, and recycling what you do acquire in a responsible manner, is one of the best things you can do for the health of our marine and terrestrial ecosystems.